Free State Marine Services was established in 1995 and specializes in the Husbandry of vessels engaged in the Bulk, Neo-Bulk and ‘Tramp’ trades. Our business is centered in Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay – indeed our name reflects the history of our State as during the American Civil War, Maryland became know as the Free State.  

The Agency industry in the United States is changing rapidly. Owners, Operators & Charterers are seeing their long time Agency relationships being absorbed into multi-national concerns.

This is a people business – we are a small company, but we pay attention to detail!

We hope that you will find our web site both useful and of interest.

Ship heading under Key Bridge 

Approaching Baltimore Harbor under the Key Bridge

Vessel Husbandry

We would appreciate the opportunity to represent your interests while your vessel is in Baltimore. Should you require a proforma disbursement account please provide information covering your vessel’s LOA, beam, moulded depth and NRT. If possible please indicate the likely berth so that we may accurately quote you the dockage.

Please use this website to view and download documentation that is required by federal agencies to accompany a vessel arrival in the United
States – see Customs Forms

Consultancy & Representation

Free State Marine has represented organizations interested in establishing or expanding their maritime operations in Maryland.

We have experience working with –

  • The Maryland Department of Environment / Dredging and mitigation
  • The United States Coast Guard / Vessel operations and waterside development (EIS & FERC)
  • City and State legislators / Zoning and city ordinances

And through our relationships with environmental organizations we are well placed to assist and advise your company.


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Contact Information


Free State Marine Services
1201 Wallace Street
Baltimore, MD 21230 U.S.A.


Phone Numbers

Tel 1.410.752.8254
Fax 1.410.752.8292
Cell 1.443.463.8135
AOH 1.301.953.7949



Contact on VHF CH11 Baltimore Maritime Exchange and ask they contact Free State Marine Services